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Celtic: Jeremy Toljan red ‘took game away’ in Valencia – Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers said the dismissal of Jeremy Toljan was crucial to his side’s defeat Jeremy Toljan’s sending-off “took the game away” from Celtic, said Brendan Rodgers after his side’s European season ended with defeat in Valencia. The full-back was booked twice in 11 first-half minutes, meaning Celtic had to play almost an hour of their Europa League last-32 second leg with 10 men. Kevin Gamiero’s goal earned Valencia a 1-0 win and a 3-0 aggregate victory over the Scottish champions. “I thought the referee took the game away from us,”…

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Anthem video game set for tough debut

Image copyright EA Image caption In Anthem, players are freelancers who use flying exosuits to take on alien enemies Highly-anticipated video game Anthem launches on Friday. The squad-based shooter challenges players to complete a variety of missions to defeat a series of enemy aliens or “exos”. The online game is made by Bioware, which is best known for its stand-alone role-playing titles such as Mass Effect and Dragon Age. Some experts said the game may struggle to attract players, because competition in the industry is so fierce. Story time The…

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Man City fan in critical condition following alleged assault after Schalke game

Manchester City say one of their fans is in “a critical condition in hospital” after an alleged assault following their Champions League win over Schalke in Germany on Wednesday. City won the first leg of the last-16 tie 3-2. “The club are working with Greater Manchester Police and German Police to ascertain more information,” said City. They added staff had stayed in Germany “to support the family” of the injured fan. More to follow. Source link

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Exclusive: China regulator requests pause in new game applications to clear backlog – sources

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China‚Äôs top content regulator has asked local authorities to stop submitting requests to monetize new video games while it processes a backlog of applications built up after a lengthy pause last year, three people with knowledge of the matter said. FILE PHOTO: A man plays a computer game at an internet cafe in Beijing,China May 9, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo The General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP) issued the notice this week, the people said, indicating the impact on gaming stocks of the nine-month hiatus could…

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Fortnite Live Norwich festival to be sued by game creator

Image copyright Epic Games Image caption The unofficial Fortnight Live festival based around the survival game was organised by Exciting Events A games company is suing the organisers of a live event based on its video game Fortnite, which saw many complaints about the quality of the festival. Exciting Events which ran the unofficial “Fortnite event of the year” in Norwich last weekend is being sued by creator, Epic Games. The American firm confirmed it had “issued a claim against the organisers” in London’s High Court. Exciting Events has been…

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France v Scotland: Finn Russell ruled of Six Nations game by concussion

Watch: Russell’s best Scotland moments Six Nations: France v Scotland Venue: Stade de France, Paris Date: Saturday, 23 February Kick-off: 14:15 GMT Coverage: Watch on BBC One; listen on BBC Radio Scotland 92-95 & 5live sports extra; TV, radio & live text commentary on the BBC Sport website & app Scotland fly-half Finn Russell has been ruled out of the Six Nations trip to France after failing a concussion test. Russell was replaced in the first half of Racing 92’s 34-29 defeat by Top 14 leaders Toulouse on Sunday after…

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Is new game Apex Legends a threat to Fortnite?

Image copyright Electronic Arts Apex Legends – a new Battle Royale game – has had over 2 million concurrent players and over 25 million downloads in its first week. The game, released at the start of February, has a similar narrative to Fortnite. But Apex’s new spin has taken the gaming world by storm, leading people to question whether it will be a threat. Apex Legends is available on PlayStation and Xbox – and Like Fortnite, it’s free to download. What’s come as a shock to some is how fast…

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In pictures: Jedburgh’s ba’ game

Image copyright Dougie Johnston Image caption Teams battle over a small leather ball in the heart of the Borders town The Uppies and the Doonies went head to head in Jedburgh on Thursday in their traditional annual ba’ game. It is one of a number of towns to stage such events. Image copyright Dougie Johnston Image caption Both boys’ and men’s games take place throughout the day The Uppies try to take a small leather ball towards the town’s castle and the Doonies try to carry it towards the Jedwater.…

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England v France: Chris Ashton replaces Jack Nowell for Six Nations game

Ashton was a 74th-minute replacement in England’s win over Ireland last weekend Six Nations: England v France Venue: Twickenham Date: Sunday, 10 February Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online; text updates and highlights on the BBC Sport website and app; TV highlights on BBC Two at 18:00 GMT. Chris Ashton will make his first Six Nations start since 2013 when England play France at Twickenham on Sunday. The Sale wing, 31, replaces Exeter’s Jack Nowell, who drops to the bench. Lock…

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Six Nations 2019: Joe Schmidt insists Ireland game plan is ‘very varied’

Joe Schmidt says his Ireland side must focus on Scotland – not chasing the championship Six Nations: Scotland v Ireland Venue: Murrayfield Date: Saturday, 9 February Kick-off: 14:15 GMT Coverage: Watch on BBC One; listen on BBC Radio Ulster & 5 live sports extra; live text commentary on the BBC Sport website & app Joe Schmidt has insisted his Ireland team’s method is not predictable and one-dimensional despite the chastening Six Nations home loss to England. The Irish were accused of lacking a Plan B last weekend as England overwhelmed…

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